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Chamber CEO: U.S. Needs More Low-Skill Immigration Since Americans Are Not 'Qualified" or 'Willing'
weeklystandard.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 02/14/2014 4:56:42 AM PST by ilovesarah2012

Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says in an op-ed that the U.S. needs more low-skill immigration because Americans are not "qualified" or "willing" to do such work.

"Immigration can also address labor shortages in lesser-skilled fields where there are insufficient numbers of either qualified or willing U.S. workers to fill positions," Donohue writes.

Alabama senator Jeff Sessions tries to frame the issue differently. “We must transition struggling Americans from welfare and joblessness to work and rising wages,” says Sessions. “But the only plan the President and Senate Democrats appear interested in supporting would hollow out a shrinking American middle class. It is time to redefine 'immigration reform' to serve the legitimate interests of working Americans.”

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The Chamber is really, really pushing "immigration reform". Why???
1 posted on 02/14/2014 4:56:42 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Take away the welfare and perma-unemployment checks and they will get willing REAL fast.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 4:57:45 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: ilovesarah2012

Chamber of Elitist Scum. GFY


3 posted on 02/14/2014 4:59:32 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

4 posted on 02/14/2014 5:01:02 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“in an op-ed that the U.S. needs more low-skill immigration because Americans are not “qualified” or “willing” to do such work.”

Not qualified enough for low skill work??? What a load of hog wash.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 5:03:30 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: ilovesarah2012; All

In saner times, folks like Donahue would have been tried and punished for Treason

The same folks who push Globalism, Liberalism, and Free Trade...are the same ones who push Illegal Alien Amnesty. That is an indisputable fact

We have folks that are willing to work. Instead of hiring Illegal Aliens and shipping jobs to Communist China...hire an American.

We need to purge and remove all Economic Anti-Americans


6 posted on 02/14/2014 5:03:37 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It seems they are the ones the republicans respond to (work for), and not media pressure nor a prospective voting bloc

Pocket- lining, courtesy C of C


7 posted on 02/14/2014 5:04:38 AM PST by stanne
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To: VanDeKoik

of course !


8 posted on 02/14/2014 5:05:03 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: ilovesarah2012
As long as they can get paid to sit on their butts there are people who simply will not work.

What is going to stop many of those coming in to fill those low level jobs from transitioning to welfare as soon as they can?

9 posted on 02/14/2014 5:05:17 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Qualified? How can you NOT be qualified to an entry-level job? Willing? Yes, but if we tell lazy people to get to work since your lifestyle is not accepted.

Say no to the Chamber of Big Business.

10 posted on 02/14/2014 5:07:54 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Wait until it happeneds and the low information voters are still unemployed. Will they just pay them to stay home while the illegals take the jobs?


11 posted on 02/14/2014 5:08:58 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

We’re also teaching every special snowflake that they’re too good for manual labor.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 5:09:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ExCTCitizen
How can you NOT be qualified to an entry-level job?

You can't speak, read, or write English is one big disqualifier. Not having basic math skills is another. There are others, like being an addict, having a criminal record, or weighing 400 lbs., but the first two are the main ones.

13 posted on 02/14/2014 5:11:38 AM PST by randita
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To: ilovesarah2012

We have a huge pool of citizen workers now unemployed and living off the tax payers dime. All immigration, legal and illegal, should cease until they are put back to work. The Chamber is promoting the wrong issue.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 5:13:09 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That’s exactly it.

It should be telling, enlightening, that every policy of the left is the exact opposite of the wisdom taught in the Word of God.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 5:13:30 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: VanDeKoik

“Not willing to work”...then we’re giving out too much ‘welfare’ type assistance.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 5:13:36 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Is it uncomfortable to be unemployed these days?


17 posted on 02/14/2014 5:14:10 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why???

$$$ before Country

Despicable, imho .. think loyalists circa 1776

18 posted on 02/14/2014 5:14:15 AM PST by tomkat
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To: ilovesarah2012; John Semmens

I thought this was John Semmens satire - but it’s not!


19 posted on 02/14/2014 5:14:36 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: cripplecreek

My first job other than pushing a mower around the neighborhood was on a chicken farm, 20 bucks a week. I rode my bike 12 miles each way to get there until I saved enough to buy a 1947 Cushman scooter.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 5:14:49 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: tomkat

“But the chamber also will get involved in Republican primaries if they think one candidate is more pro-business than another candidate.
It already has one notch in its belt — its candidate, Bradley Byrne, defeated a Tea Party-backed opponent in a November special election for a House seat in Alabama. In December, the chamber ran ads in support of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who faces a Tea Party challenge in Kentucky.”

http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/washingtonbureau/2014/01/08/us-chamber-to-push-immigration.html?page=2


21 posted on 02/14/2014 5:18:28 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says in an op-ed that the U.S. needs more low-skill immigration because Americans are not “qualified” or “willing” to do such work. “

Uh...Tom! Yo! Maybe Americans are ‘unqualified’ (although I disagree) because of a failed public school system? And, about that ‘unwilling’ notion...maybe we’ve made it too easy for them to be ‘unwilling’?

Nah, that can’t be it. Surely the progressives and socialists are better than that. Right?

Stupidity on a galactic scale.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 5:18:35 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Because corporations want millions of cheap employees that have no vote, do not have to be given obamacare and have few workplace rights. IOW they are all corporatist whores and care nothing about America or her citizens. This particular CEO is justthisclose to being a devout communist. He loves obamacare... I heard him tell Cavuto in no uncertain terms.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 5:18:47 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Chamber apparently wants to create a society that works like Saudi Arabia. Give free stuff to citizens so that they don’t have to work and don’t want to work. Then, import foreigners to do the work that has to be done.

This, of course, is the Democrat plan as well. Except that using Motor Voter, absentee voting, and voting without ID, the Democrats plan to turn the non citizen immigrants into Democrat voters thus perpetuating their political power.

With the Chamber and American businesses now in the enemy camp, where does that leave the people who are paying all the bills for this Ponzi scheme?


24 posted on 02/14/2014 5:20:41 AM PST by centurion316
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“My first job other than pushing a mower around the neighborhood was on a chicken farm, 20 bucks a week. I rode my bike 12 miles each way to get there until I saved enough to buy a 1947 Cushman scooter.”

I made $1.10 an hour at my first job


25 posted on 02/14/2014 5:21:12 AM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: randita

Hispanic worker hurt, sues employer because signs at work are in English only

http://www.examiner.com/article/hispanic-worker-hurt-sues-employer-because-signs-at-work-are-english-only


26 posted on 02/14/2014 5:21:57 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: MrB

IMO, we have had a contiuation of the lessons from the war on poverty. Kids raised since 65 see this message: stay home and “our lady” show up with a check every week or month. No father, breadwinner, at home either. Today we have gone high tech and everyone gets SNAP cards and the like.

I recall my dad saying: what are you planning on doing this summer to earn your keep? I said, well, I have a part time gardiner job (about ten hours per week). He said yeah, you can keep that as a second job if you wish but I know a place hiring and you will be there tomorrow at 8AM to apply. Off I went or else as I did not want to find out what the or else was. It was minimum wage clerical and very boring at first.
But, I got my start and stayed there through college learning banking while getting my business degree.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 5:23:58 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
The Chamber is really, really pushing "immigration reform". Why???

Assuming your question isn't rhetorical, the answer is:
To Keep Wages Low.

Spoiled Americans expect a certain standard of living if they're busting their humps full time. That standard of living requires a certain wage level. Immigrants accept a much lower, Third World, standard of living, so do not demand higher wages. Lower wages...more profit for the employer. Higher wages...less profit for the employer.

In short, these are jobs that Americans won't do AT THE WAGES OFFERED. Now if you're a savvy business owner, you don't raise wages, you look for cheaper labor.

I guess the good news is that the number of Americans who truly expect to move into, or even maintain, the traditional middle class standard of living is shrinking, so these expectations are dwindling. Good news for the job creators, anyway.

28 posted on 02/14/2014 5:24:12 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Mouton

“my dad”

That, sir, right there, is the answer.


29 posted on 02/14/2014 5:26:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Wolfie

The Chamber, La Raza and FWD.us, among others, have coalesced around a specific coordinated Twitter hashtag: #Ready4Reform. “Why do you support #immigration reform,” Zuckerberg’s lobbying firm tweeted Wednesday morning, in a tweet that included the hashtag and a video of a Hispanic woman giving her reason for supporting reform efforts.
“Crime rates are lowest in states with the highest immigration growth rates,” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce added, in a Tweet including the hashtag with a link to Chamber of Commerce advocacy pamphlet pushing for amnesty.
La Raza then tweeted a video from Zuckerberg’s group that “profiles tech leaders who traveled to Capitol Hill 4 #CIR fly-in to share why they are,” a tweet that also included the hash tag.
The National Immigration Forum (NIF), a group funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, has joined in on the Twitter hashtag campaign. NIF tweeted out a newspaper editorial, written in English but printed in Spanish-language media outlet La Opinion using the hashtag. NIF called the editorial “an excellent… editorial on the influence of 600+ #Ready4Reform leaders pushing for #immigrationreform.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/06/Chamber-of-Commerce-Zuckerberg-and-La-Raza-coordinate-pro-amnesty-Twitter-campaign

What name stands out to you in this article???


30 posted on 02/14/2014 5:30:32 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


31 posted on 02/14/2014 5:30:52 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Travis McGee

““Crime rates are lowest in states with the highest immigration growth rates,” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce added, in a Tweet including the hashtag with a link to Chamber of Commerce advocacy pamphlet pushing for amnesty.”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/11/06/Chamber-of-Commerce-Zuckerberg-and-La-Raza-coordinate-pro-amnesty-Twitter-campaign

Does anyone believe crimes rates are lowest in states with the highest immigration growth rate???


32 posted on 02/14/2014 5:32:17 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Tom Donohue is an enemy of the people of the United States. If a hostile foreign nation had conquered the country would they act any differently than these Chamber of Commerce creeps.


33 posted on 02/14/2014 5:33:15 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Kozak

$oro$

Soros Boasts of Spending $100 Million on U.S. Immigration Reform Push

http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/mike-ciandella/soros-boasts-spending-100-million-us-immigration-reform-push#sthash.Ci5GoYqe.dpuf


34 posted on 02/14/2014 5:34:10 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

I wonder how much Soros paid him?

People complain about corruption in Russia. We are every bit, if not more, corrupt than Russia is. And why Soros is still breathing is a mystery to me.


35 posted on 02/14/2014 5:37:35 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Like I said, the wealthy elites want cheap labor. That includes Soros.


36 posted on 02/14/2014 5:38:03 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yup I mowed plenty of grass and worked on a dairy farm.


37 posted on 02/14/2014 5:38:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s possible they watch their step so they don’t get sent back home.


38 posted on 02/14/2014 5:39:34 AM PST by firebrand
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To: ilovesarah2012

Public schools have churned out a generation of Americans too dumb to qualify for even low skilled labor. Kudos, teacher’s unions and Dept. of Education!


39 posted on 02/14/2014 5:41:00 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: lowbridge
Not qualified enough for low skill work???

More of the jobs-Americans-won't-do crapola.

A few weeks ago, Walmart got some 20,000 applications for some 600 jobs in the DC area.

When Bush 2 was using that phrase, the FED raided several meat processing plants in Nebraska and Texas and 'removed' illegals. Soon thereafter, lines of Americans showed up to apply for the open positions.

Recall that 'they' are also trying to sell the idea that we need illegals to work to save Social Security.

And then there is the 'for-the-children' sob stories.
40 posted on 02/14/2014 5:41:21 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: ilovesarah2012

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


41 posted on 02/14/2014 5:41:53 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Vaquero

WTH?! We’ve done those jobs in the past and will do them again when we have to and right now with this horrible economy I’m seeing that very thing happening. The guy is clearly talking out of his a$$ from his own narrow minded perspective. There are white men starting up those very types of businesses and doing them because they can’t find any other work right now. We do what we have to do. Importing illegal competition that doesn’t pay their fare share of taxes isn’t going to fix the problem.


42 posted on 02/14/2014 5:42:10 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Chamber wants more low skilled labor.

For what? To landscape their lawns, wash their cars, baby sit their kids?

Low skilled labor means low paid labor. Low paid labor means welfare supplements. Why do we need more welfare recipients?

Where is the logic in paying low skilled Americans NOT to work, then demanding more low skilled workers from other countries? Are foreigners better workers? If so, why?

We already have plenty of low skilled labor: young people & welfare kings/queens. The kids need the work experience & the lazy people can either work or starve.


43 posted on 02/14/2014 5:42:44 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: randita
There are others, like being an addict, having a criminal record, or weighing 400 lbs., but the first two are the main ones.

But the latter one is huge.

44 posted on 02/14/2014 5:42:50 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Yet we have millions of unemployed college graduates. There is a disconnect somewhere.


45 posted on 02/14/2014 5:45:13 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Wolfie
Assuming your question isn't rhetorical, the answer is: To Keep Wages Low.

I disagree. To the men at the top its not about money. They are already billionaires many, many, many times over. They have more money than they could ever spend in a lifetime.

For them its about control. Its about power. Its about social engineering. The men at the top are anti-Christian, anti-White, and anti-Western Civilization.

They are using mass Third-world migration here and in Europe to displace and dispossess us in our own countries. They are grinding us down economically, socially, culturally, and even our individually so they can not possibly resist them. They want to loot and lord over us as God-Kings.

46 posted on 02/14/2014 5:47:10 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: centurion316

> With the Chamber and American businesses now in the enemy camp, where does that leave the people who are paying all the bills for this Ponzi scheme?

The law abiding, hardworking Christian middle class has been turned into slaves. That’s where we are.


47 posted on 02/14/2014 5:47:38 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: ilovesarah2012

Someone needs to ask Mr. Donaho just what he expects to happen to all those imported low skilled workers over their first 20 years.

HINT: Overload Schools causing a funding crisis
Overload Medical Services
Overload Police Departments
Overload Prison Systems
Overload Local Social Service Programs
Overload State Social Service Programs
Overload Federal Social Service Programs

All so the Democrats can stay in power and MegaFarmers/Corps. can drive down the Wages of American Citizens and make Billions for their share holders and line the pockets of CongressCritters.

Everyone wins but the American Working Stiff! We get bill and that additional benefit of watching our Country get destroyed from within!


48 posted on 02/14/2014 5:49:04 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: EBH

> “Not willing to work”...then we’re giving out too much ‘welfare’ type assistance.

You don’t work, you don’t eat is something I taught my kids growing up and they are responsible, self-sufficient, hardworking, and successful today because of it. If you truly love your children you teach them these things for a reason. The current Satanic government just doesn’t seem to understand the concept of wisdom. And they wonder why they are in te current mess they’re in ehich they won’t even admit.


49 posted on 02/14/2014 5:52:21 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: VanDeKoik
welfare and perma-unemployment checks

Another factor is that too many people get college degrees and too few actually learn how to do something while they're in HS.

We need to go back to shop classes in the schools. You'd have less discipline and special needs problems if those less academic students were learning something useful. Get rid of the roadblocks to starting a small business and teach students how to earn money meeting communtiy needs. And stop the tyranny that the education overlords have on what's taught.

A lot of that would happen if it were less compfortable to not work and if businesses knew that they had to sort out matching US citizens with jobs they have potential for.

A good place to look would be to recruit students right out of HS to take a job with training and a paycheck rather that go to a school with more academics and a loan.

50 posted on 02/14/2014 6:07:16 AM PST by grania
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